Perspective - n. a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
"most guidebook history is written from the editor's perspective”
We are living in unprecedented times where things are uncertain and people are struggling.
We don’t know how long this will last, but we do have to persevere for ourselves, our families, and our community. What is your perspective on the “New Normal” associated with COVID-19? I’ve seen many different opinions, and my own thoughts boil down to perspective. What perspective have you taken? Will you give in to the worry, fear, and panic that is electrified in the air so much that you can feel it, or will you let your own light shine on the situation and see clear through to the root of what you can pull from this. What lessons can be learned and what gains can be made? I feel there are many opportunities opening up to us all by taking this time to slow down.
I’m choosing to see this as a time to lean in. A time to go back to the way life used to be. For most of us there is no longer an excuse for the family not to be at dinner together. We can cook a tasty meal for the nourishment of our bodies and really have conversations again. Rediscover the people you love. We all change so much during our busy lives that you may be surprised at what you can now learn about the ones you think you know the most. It’s time to look at that to do list and start getting those projects done. Let’s clear out the old and make room for a new beginning. It’s the time for Spring cleaning which is such a cleansing ceremony in itself. It’s a great time to make a garden. Let your fingers sink into the soil and reconnect with the Earth. Remember where we came from and dig deep to find those roots and make sure they have the room to grow.
Remember what matters.
It’s the time to praise and love and give yourself to your family and to the ideas and dreams that speak to your soul. To still waking up with a purpose, but now in a quieter, calmer time. The children can rest a little longer in the mornings without having to wake earlier to catch a bus in time. They are learning not only school lessons through this, but more importantly they are learning life lessons. Lessons in patience and perseverance. Lessons in pushing through even when it feels like you don’t have to. They are learning from us and how we react and respond to the uncertainty. They look to see how we support our neighbors and how we pull together for our businesses in the community and those lessons will stick with them throughout their lives.
Take care of yourself.
There are no longer excuses for us not to take care of our bodies. Take this time to invest in yourself and your health. Start a pattern today that you can carry with you through life, and you will make more gains and have more confidence than ever before. Businesses are getting creative and thinking outside of the box for survival. Support them! Take those Facebook Live classes all the gym instructors and trainers are producing to help us all and, please, leave a donation for them.
We can take this “free” time and really cultivate something amazing for the future. It's the time to build foundations and make repairs where needed. You may discover in the process that some things can not be repaired. Acceptance.. Learning to let go of what you thought you wanted or what you thought you needed, and discovering that one's self is enough. Lean in. Lean in and listen to yourself. What inside you is talking and yearning to get out? What new skill can you master? What have you delayed that you now have the time to dive in and conquer? Now is the time. Take advantage of it. Use your perspective to help understand that this time is valuable. Lessons of the old life are interwoven into the new. Let’s all lean in together, and we can come out of the other side so much stronger.